|Infrastructure_Wars - Shaping San Francisco Talks|
A 3-part radio program based on a Public Talk at CounterPULSE on March 8, 2006, under the Shaping San Francisco Spring Talks series. A historical look at how San Franciscans have fought for a human-centered city. From saving Telegraph Hill, stopping freeways, and resisting redevelopment, the corporate agenda has been thwarted again and again. Today new movements are again contesting the direction of the city...
Keywords: anti-highrise; freeway revolt; citizens movements; saving Telegraph Hill; redevelopment
|Design Radicals: Berkeley 1960s and Today - Shaping San Francisco|
As San Francisco emerged as the hub of counterculture pilgrimage routes in the late-1960s, radical politics and social change galvanized design ideals in Berkeley. The East Bay became the site of bold experiments in graphic arts, environmental activism, handcraft pedagogy, and self-build technologies. Fast forward to 2011 and the creation of the local hub PLACE for Sustainable Living in Oakland, a center linking our radical past to the resilient future, as it fosters many of the same ideals. Gr...
Keywords: architecture; design; ecology; emergence; integration; holism; urban nature; geodesic domes; Sym Van der Ryn; Berkeley; Oakleyville; PLACE for Sustainability
|The Green City - Shaping San Francisco Talks|
Integrating urban life with local nature, biodiversity, and resources is the challenge of our time. New and veteran activists share visions, strategies, and how they are laying the foundation for a truly Green City. Featuring Peter Berg of Planet Drum Foundation, Bonnie Sherk of A Living Library project, Peter Brastow of Nature in the City.
Keywords: San Francisco, biodiversity, restoration, urban sustainability, regional ecology
|Mat Callahan presents the "James Connolly--Songs of Freedom" project - Shaping San Francisco|
Musician and author Mat Callahan presents the James Connolly-Songs of Freedom project. "Songs of Freedom" is a collection of lyrics edited by Irish revolutionary, James Connolly, and published in New York in 1907. Its rediscovery and revival is a project undertaken by Callahan and a group of Irish, American and Swiss musicians. Tonight's event will include an account of how this project began as well as a performance of some of the songs...
Keywords: Ireland; James Connolly; 1916; Easter Rising; music; revolution; politics; Irish nationalism; International socialism
|18 Ten Years--Mujeres Muralistas - Shaping San Francisco|
Patricia Rodriguez reading an excerpt from her article "Mujeres Muralistas" in the book "Ten Years That Shook the City: San Francisco 1968-78", edited by Chris Carlsson and published by City Lights Foundation, 2011.
Keywords: Murals; public art; latino; women; Mujeres Muralistas; Mission
|Buchla sound - Shaping San Francisco|
buchla box sound
Keywords: electronic music; buchla box; buchla
|Radical Archiving and Cataloguing as Social History - Shaping San Francisco|
What role do nontraditional archives play in the preservation and interpretation of peoples' history? This open discussion will explore some of the opportunities and challenges of radical repositories. Some of the issues that will be addressed include:What defines a radical archive?What can be productive relations between community-based or independent archives and more established (and establishment) institutions?What tools and processes are making it easier to document, catalog, and share oppo...
Keywords: archives; history; historiography; silence; digital media; paper; books; newspapers; formats; storage; collections; stuff
|11 Ten Years--Gaceta Sandinista - Shaping San Francisco|
Excerpted from Alejandro Murguia's essay "Poetry and Solidarity in the Mission" in the book "Ten Years That Shook the City: San Francisco 1968-78," edited by Chris Carlsson and published by City Lights Foundation.
Keywords: Sandinistas; newspapers; Gaceta Sandinista; Mission
|Laughing Sal - Shaping San Francisco|
The eerie, unforgettable sound of Laughing Sal, fixture at Playland for decades, now at the Musee Mecanique.
Keywords: Laughing Sal; doll; Playland
|A Bicycle Built for Two - Shaping San Francisco|
Traditional tune of the late 19th century that accompanied the bicycling boom of that era.
Keywords: Bicycle; 19th century; traditional
|Jack Kerouac - Shaping San Francisco|
small clip of Kerouac describing San Francisco.
Keywords: Kerouac; beats; San Francisco
|Latinos At The Golden Gate Jan 15 2014 - Shaping San Francisco|
Latin American migrants have been part of San Francisco’s story since its beginning. Charting the development of a hybrid Latino identity forged through struggle--latinidad--from the Gold Rush through the civil rights era, Tomás Summers Sandoval describes the rise of San Francisco’s diverse community of Latin American migrants, giving a panoramic pespective on the transformation of a multinational, multi-generational population that is today a visible, cohesive, and politically active com...
Keywords: Latino; Latina; Chicano; Chicana; Hispanic; San Francisco; North Beach; Mission; MCO; Mexican-American; Salvadoran; Nicaraguan
|Old City Hall: Corruption & Racism in 19th Century San Francisco - Shaping San Francisco|
Glenn Lym presents an architectural and political history of the 27-year project of building the original City Hall, a building that fell down in the 1906 earthquake, revealing deeply inadequate and corrupt building practices. Meanwhile, when contruction began in the 1870s, the white working class was raging against capitalism and the Chinese in equal parts, providing the impetus for the 1882 federal Chinese Exclusion Act...
Keywords: Old City Hall; San Francisco; architecture; earthquake; 1906; Workingmen's Party of California; racism; anti-Chinese; Union Labor Party; James Phelan
|5 Ten Years--Underground Comix - Shaping San Francisco|
Excerpted from Jay Kinney's essay "The Rise and Fall of the Underground Comix Movement in San Francisco and Beyond" in the book "Ten Years That Shook the City: San Francisco 1968-78," edited by Chris Carlsson and published by City Lights Foundation.
Keywords: Comix; Mission District; politics; art
|Queer Agenda, Work, and Gentrification - Shaping San Francisco|
Join queer organizers from Pride at Work/HAVOQ and other community organizations to discuss gentrification, how the economy affects queer workers, and redefining the gay agenda. This recording was primarily of the Queer Agenda discussion, but also has the report-backs from the other groups at theend of the night. Reexamine what is seen as a queer issue in San Francisco, as we dig into our ongoing struggles for justice around issues that daily affect our lives and those in our communities...
Keywords: Queer; agenda; workers' rights; gentrification; class; rich and poor; unions; labor; human rights; gay marriage; don't ask don't tell; gays in military
|FoundSF: Dissent - Shaping San Francisco|
Shaping SF co-director Chris Carlsson gives a multi-layered tour through the FoundSF.org collection, focusing on the theme of dissent. Labor history in the 19th century, antebellum anti-slavery efforts, women's suffrage, the 1934 Big Strike, the rise of gay liberation, anti-nuclear and anti-war politics in the 1970s and 80s, the 1991 Gulf War, and 2003 anti-war efforts to prevent the invasion of Iraq.....
Keywords: dissent; antiwar; anti-nuclear; occupy
|Art & Politics: Doug Minkler - Shaping San Francisco Talks|
Doug Minkler was one of the first political artists to embrace the Mac and heâs been making scathing collages and edgy, often hilarious posters for several decades. See his solo show and find out how heâs kept himself going all these years!
Keywords: Art; politics; labor; movements; left wing; social services; social movements; expressionism; collage
|Art and Politics / Jess Curtis: Body of Work - Shaping San Francisco|
Dancer, Choreographer, and Director, Jess Curtis is interviewed by celebrated Bay Area choreographer Joanna Haigood. Together they will explore Jess' nearly three decades of body-based experiments through peformance and teaching. Like Jess' dancing this will be a night investigating the 'embodied intellect'. Short video clips will be interspersed with smart conversation about the theory and practice of Curtis' Body of Work...
Keywords: Dance; body; embodiment; communication; politics; art; performance; circus; gesture
|Planning 4th Street: Remaking a San Francisco Corridor - Shaping San Francisco|
Josh Switzky, Steve Wertheim, John Elberling and others look at the effort to redesign and rethink the 4th Street corridor as it becomes the new north-south subway route. New public spaces are being opened in the many underutilized alleys, while the demographic shifts of SOMA continue apace.
Keywords: planning; SOMA; tech economy; jobs; upzoning; subway; 4th Street
|Claude Everhart on Candlestick Point State Recreation Area - Shaping San Francisco|
Claude Everhart, a founder of Friends of Candlestick, describes the public process that led to the Candlestick Point State Recreation Area as a natural park on the bayshore, built on landfill, created by community input and control.
Keywords: Candlestick Point; San Francisco; state parks; public participation; community input
|Lake Merced Natural Area - Shaping San Francisco Talks|
The largest coastal lagoon between Point Reyes and Pescadero, Lake Merced is an incomparable natural resource for San Francisco. A controversial preserve has been proposed for East Lake and some intact habitats, to protect wildlife and threatened species. Dan Murphy GG Audubon Society, David Behar, SF Public Utilities Commission. A Nature in the City co-production (www.natureinthecity.org)
Keywords: Lake Merced; aquifer; golf courses; habitat; species; wildlife; birds; Audubon; southwest San Francisco
|Asias Unknown Uprisings March 13 2013 - Shaping San Francisco|
The 2nd volume of George Katsiaficas's monumental study of Asian Revolutions, this provides a unique perspective on uprisings in nine places in East Asia over the past five decades. While the 2011 Arab Spring is well known, the wave of uprisings that swept East Asia in the 1980s became hardly visible. Katsiaficas relates Asian uprisings to predecessors in 1968 and shows their subsequent influence on the wave of uprisings that swept Eastern Europe at the end of the 1980s...
Keywords: People Power; Uprisings; Asia; Philippines; Burma; Tibet; China; Tienamen Square; Taiwan; Bangladesh; Nepal; Thailand
|The Right to be Lazy - Shaping San Francisco|
Overcoming Work and Sacrifice Surprising numbers of people too often accept or encourage a âcollapse of civilizationâ as a necessary precondition for radical change. Come and discuss the 19th century visionary Paul LaFargueâs re-issued book âThe Right to Be Lazyâ along with our visions of a post-capitalist life that imagines a life of abundance, generosity, and cooperation. Editor Bernard Marszalek and Chris Carlsson (Nowtopia) discuss with the audience.
Keywords: Work; Laziness; Wage-labor; consumption; economy; coops; sacrifice; volunteerism; business; busy-ness; overwork
|Candlestick Point: State Park for the People - Shaping San Francisco|
Claude Everhart of Friends of Candlestick, Alan Hopkins, Golden Gate Audubon Society, Patrick Rump, Literacy for Environmental Justice talk about the unusual history and present of the Candlestick Point State Recreation Area. It's an open bayshore park built on landfill and trash, a product of a deliberate community-driven process that chose open space and natural qualities over the usual city-style parks and recreation facilities...
Keywords: Candlestick Point; State Park; urban park; bayshore; redevelopment; endemic species; birds; African-American; native plants
|Can San Francisco Feed Itself? - Shaping San Francisco Talks|
Can urban food production be compatible with urban native habitat conservation and restoration? What are the limits and advantages of systematic effort to grow food within the city? What should our relationship be to local gardening, regional Community-Supported Agriculture, and Slow Food? Five panelists and audience Q&A spread over three half hour radio shows. This show features Chris Carlsson and Raquel Rivera-Pinderhughes.
Keywords: San Francisco, urban agriculture, community gardening, weeds, Slow Food, farming, organics
|Underground Food Politics Feb 23 2011|
With urban homesteading all the rage and backyard and vacant lot food production on the rise it appears we're taking big steps toward encouraging self-sufficiency in the Bay Area.Â For sure people's requirements for connection to their food has changed.Â But how much do the popular local underground food movements fit within a concept of food security, within a drive to control one's own food sources as in food sovereignty?Â How much are they used as a stepping stone into the market for bo...
Keywords: urban agriculture; food; farmers markets; food justice; food security; food sovereignty; self-sufficiency
|Stop 4 Komotion - Shaping San Francisco|
Bending Over Backwards Audio Tour Stop 4: Komotion International, an underground music and performance space at 2779 16th Street, c. 1986-97.
Keywords: punk; performance; Mission District; San Francisco; 1980s; 1990s; Robin Ballinger; Sasha Lilly
|Bay Bridge Sept 11 2013 - Shaping San Francisco|
Chris Carlsson presents a historic look at the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, how it has changed over time, going from two-way traffic on the top deck (3 lanes in each direction) with trains and trucks on the lower deck, to today's new span. The history of automobility surrounding the bridge, and the many other schemes to build more bridges and crisscross San Francisco with high-speed freeways shows the context of the Bridge.....
Keywords: Bay Bridge; freeways; Freeway Revolt; Southern Crossing; infrastructure
|Pier 70, Transforming 19th Century Ironworks to a 21st Century ... ? - Shaping San Francisco|
Ralph Wilson, Jasper Rubin, and artist Wendy MacNaughton in a wide-ranging critical look at the history and plans for the oldest industrial buildings west of the Mississippi River, the launchpad for much of the U.S.'s imperial fleet in the late 19th and early 20th century. Increasingly derelict over the past few decades, but still home to the last drydock in San Francisco, big plans are afoot. Join critics, analysts, and artists for a closer look.
Keywords: Pier 70; San Francisco; waterfront; shoreline; Union Iron Works; Bethlehem Steel; shipyards; docks
|Indigenous Prehistory - Shaping San Francisco|
Imagine a time when the land that we know as the Franciscan Peninsula extended out to the Farallones and mastodons and tigers roamed freely. Imagine small seasonal villages along waterways engaged in trading across the bay, and tule canoes making the journey. Park Historian Breck Parkman will share his extensive research into the prehistory of the Bay Area, and Malcolm Margolin (Heyday Books, The Ohlone Way) joins in with his years of exploring the indigenous history of the region. Mary Je...
Keywords: indigenous; ohlone; Bay Area; pre-urban; pre-Spanish; prehistory
|History of the Future - Shaping San Francisco|
with Starhawk, Megan Prelinger, and Chris Carlsson. Megan Prelinger's book "Another Science Fiction" takes a whimsical look at how the Space Race was promoted during its heyday 1957-62, offering a pointed look into a twisted type of corporate "utopian" thinking that informed a whole generation. Meanwhile, Starhawk's "The Fifth Sacred Thing" and Chris Carlsson's "After The Deluge" both present alternative utopian futures for San Francisco a century or more in the future...
Keywords: Utopia; urbanism; ecology; revolution; future; dystopia; space; NASA; Mars; San Francisco
|Ecology Emerges #4: Economies of Nature - Shaping San Francisco|
Jon Christensen hosts a conversation with Richard Walker, Rebecca Solnit, and Antonio Roman-AlcalÃ¡, growing out of the oral history project "Ecology Emerges" by Shaping San Francisco's Chris Carlsson and LisaRuth Elliott. The discussion was held at SPUR, May 17, 2010, and includes a lively discussion with the audience.
Keywords: Natural capitalism; externalities; prices; markets; ecology
|The Tigers of Market Street: Butterfly Habitat along a Busy Urban Corridor - Shaping San Francisco|
Not long after the transit tunnels of Muni and Bart went in below Market Street in the '70s, a San Franciscan butterfly â the Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus) discovered an ecosystem freshly lined with one of its larval food, or host trees: the London Plane sycamore (Plantanus acerifolia). Males fly among the treetops, females lay eggs on the leaves, caterpillars feed and pupate, and adult butterflies emerge...
Keywords: butterflies; Tiger Swallowtail; London Plane trees; Sycamores; riparian corridors; canyons; urban habitat; species; Better Market Street
|9 Ten Years--TWC Poetry Reading - Shaping San Francisco|
Excerpted from Alejandro Murguia's essay "Poetry and Solidarity in the Mission" in the book "Ten Years That Shook the City: San Francisco 1968-78," edited by Chris Carlsson and published by City Lights Foundation.
Keywords: poetry; Third World Communications; literary underground
|4 Ten Years--From Occupied Ohlone Territory - Shaping San Francisco|
Excerpted from Mary Jean Robertson's essay "Reflections from Occupied Ohlone Territory" in the book "Ten Years That Shook the City: San Francisco 1968-78," edited by Chris Carlsson and published by City Lights Foundation.
Keywords: Ohlone; American Indian Center; Alcatraz; Indian rights
|15 Ten Years--Los Siete, Black Panthers, Third Worldism in SF - Shaping San Francisco|
Excerpted from Jason Ferreira's essay "'With the Soul of a Human Rainbow' : Los Siete, Black Panthers, and Third Worldism in San Francisco" in the book "Ten Years That Shook the City: San Francisco 1968-78," edited by Chris Carlsson and published by City Lights Foundation.
Keywords: Los Siete; Mission politics; San Francisco police; racism; repression; Third Worldism
|Ten Years 1: Alejandro Murguia Nicaraguan Consulate - Shaping San Francisco|
From the book "Ten Years that Shook the City: San Francisco 1968-78" author Alejandro Murguia reads an excerpt describing the weekly occupations of the Nicaraguan consulate in the Flood Building in the late 1970s.
Keywords: Nicaragua; Sandinistas; consulate; Flood Building
|40th Anniversary: San Francisco State Strike 1968-69 - Shaping San Francisco|
The student/faculty strike at S.F. State College in 1968-69 was a seminal event, ushering in ethnic studies in higher education, contributing energy and activists to dozens of San Francisco political movements and much more. Learn about it from original participants: Roger Alvarado, Margaret Leahy, John Levin.
Keywords: Student strike; faculty strike; police violence; Ronald Reagan; S.I. Hayakawa; Black Student Union; Third World Alliance; ethnic studies
|Catastrophism: The Apocalyptic Politics of Collapse and Rebirth - Shaping San Francisco|
From editor Sasha Lilley's essay: "By its very nature, capitalism is catastrophic. There should be no doubt that the multiple social, and especially ecological, crises of our time are genuine and cataclysmic. We are suggesting, however, that politics embedded within the logic of catastrophe â that the catastrophe will deliver a new world, or that it will create the conditions under which people automatically take action â do not serve the left and environmental movement...
Keywords: Catastrophism; catastrophe; apocalypse; end times; doom and gloom; fear; politics; right-wing; left-wing; environmentalism
|Sex, Race and Class: Selma James and George Katsiaficas - Shaping San Francisco|
Selma James speaks on her new book "Sex, Race and Class--The Perspective of Winning; A Selection of Writings 1952-2011." James discusses the class divide in feminism, the anti-capitalism of the social wage, the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, Haiti: Black Jacobins then and now and much more! With her was George Katsiaficas, author of the just-released "Asia's Unknown Uprisings: South Korean Social Movements in the 20th Century," and he gave an account of the largely unknown 1980 Guang...
Keywords: Feminism; unwaged; wages for housework; prostitutes union; England; South Korea; Gwangju; Tibet; Palestine; Thailand; eros effect; Asian social movements
|Women's Right to Vote - Shaping San Francisco|
Haight Ashbury Community Radio dramatizes the women's suffrage movement in this short clip.
Keywords: Suffrage; Women's Vote; temperance
|Harold Gilliam on Angel Island north bay bridge plan - Shaping San Francisco|
This is an excerpt from a 2 hour interview, part of the Shaping San Francisco "Ecology Emerges" oral history collection, with long-time San Francisco environmental writer Harold Gilliam. In this short clip he tells how he was lured to Washington DC to work for the Stewart Udall Interior Dept. under LBJ, where he was able to help derail plans to run a northern Bay Bridge from apx. Telegraph Hill to Angel Island to a new freeway up the Tiburon Peninsula.
Keywords: Freeways; bridges; San Francisco; US Dept. of Interior; Stewart Udall; Angel Island
|Denis Kearny - Shaping San Francisco|
Dramatized rendition of speech by Denis Kearny in 1877, denouncing Chinese workers and capitalists in equal parts. Recorded by Haight Ashbury Community Radio Project, 1980.
Keywords: Denis Kearny; Workingmen's Party; 1877; riots; racism
|Vanished Waters: A History of San Francisco's Mission Bay - Shaping San Francisco|
Today Mission Bay is the moniker for a new UCSF biomedical campus. Some urban explorers know there is a Mission Creek with a houseboat community, too. In conjunction with the 2nd edition of the book Vanished Waters, weâll take a visual cruise through the industrial and watery past of this former tidal bay, fed by the fresh waters of several local creeks and streams. With Shaping San Francisco's Chris Carlsson and Bob Isaacson and Ginny Stearns from the Mission Creek Conservancy.
Keywords: Mission Bay; wetlands; landfill; shoreline; Mission District; South of Market; SOMA; Yelamu; Natural History; restoration; Catellus; railroads
|Biodiversity City February 5 2014 - Shaping San Francisco|
As Biophilic Cities are becoming a part of international consciousness, urban spaces are adding green roofs and elevated walking paths that traverse urban canopies, even daylighting creeks. How does San Francisco fit into all this? Could San Francisco could become a City of Biodiversity? Do we use the great work done by other cities as inspiration to celebrate our relationship with the natural world, or in friendly competition with them to become the “greenest”? How can San Franciscans bette...
Keywords: biodiversity; species; habitats; nature; nature in the city; urban nature; flowers; butterflies; creeks
|Archy Lee - Shaping San Francisco|
Excerpt from an 1850s song popular in San Francisco, having to do with the freeing of Archy Lee from jail. He had been seized by fugitive slave bounty hunters but a mob set him free. This rendition by Blackberry, recorded in 1980 for the Haight Ashbury Community Radio project.
Keywords: slavery; song; 1850s; San Francisco
|Art & Politics: Rebar, April 24 2013 - Shaping San Francisco|
In recent years, much has made about the opposition between urban strategies and urban tactics. One is supposedly rooted in technocratic control of the city by a planning elite, the other is the response of artists and activists determined to reclaim the right to an environment generated by, and for, citizens themselves. Rebar has explored this territory through tactical urban interventions -- both sactioned and unsanctioned -- but is also interested in going beyond the simple opposition between...
Keywords: design; tactical urbanism; urbanism; public space; park(ing) day; intervention; art; commons; cooperation
|Little Boxes Malvina Reynolds - Shaping San Francisco|
excerpt from Malvina Reynolds song, composed about the houses lining the slopes of San Bruno Mountain near Daly City and San Francisco.
Keywords: Little boxes; suburbs; housing
|Stop 3 Bryant And Alameda W Jesse - Shaping San Francisco|
Bending Over Backwards Audio Walking Tour Stop 3: The Vats, breweries, Hostess Bakery and more...
Keywords: The Vats; punk; beer; breweries; Hostess Twinkies
|Revolution Of Everyday Life - Shaping San Francisco|
With translator Donald Nicholson-Smith. There is a grain of truth in the stereotypical view that Guy Debord and Raoul Vaneigem, as two leading lights of the Situationist International, stood for two opposite poles of the movement: the objective Debord versus the subjective Vaneigem: Marxism versus anarchism: icy cerebrality versus sensualism: and, of course, The Society of the Spectacle versus The Revolution of Everyday Life --the two major programmatic books of the Situationist International, w...
Keywords: Situationists; Raoul Vaneigem; Donald Nicholson-Smith; France; radicalism; Debord; Society of the Spectacle